2017-2018 Good Wood winners Niche STORY and THEME snowboards utilize basalt stringers for added pop, stability, and crazy vibration dampening properties. Niche have eliminated fiberglass in several of their models, replacing it with Magma Fiber™ crafted from basalt. At Niche Snowboards, their goal is to [...]
We are delighted to see that the use of basalt volcanic rock composite fiber has been included in the construction specifications of the 36th America's Cup AC75 Class Yacht. The AC75 Class Yacht is a 75 foot high performance monohull that will "permit technological development [...]
Rossignol is using basalt fibers as a construction reinforcement in their skis and snowboards. As quoted from Rossignol's website ... "stronger and lighter than fiberglass and with more elasticity than carbon, BASALT fibers enhance power and stability while removing vibrations." Also used in Rossignol's snowboard [...]
LOOP 650: A sustainable cradle-to-cradle composite sailing boat built with Filava™ basalt fiber has been nominated for a JEC Innovation Award. Recognizing innovations in the composite industry. GS4C Sustainable Solutions is building a 100% recyclable sailing yacht, designed to race in the 2019 Mini-Transat, a [...]
BIKEEXIF article about Ducati Monster 400 cafe racer featuring basalt fiber. To quote New Zealander Max Betteridge: “In many ways, basalt is the new carbon,” he tells us. “It has similar performance to carbon but at a lower price. What captured me was the subtle [...]
As shown at Dutch Design Week Eindhoven, students Anja Zachau and Jakob Kukula explored new applications for heat resistant basalt fiber. Turning the basalt fabric into heat protective clothing.
A video showing comparison of a typical fiberglass layup to an equivalent basalt layup. Person stabs a screwdriver through the fiberglass with ease but barely makes a dent in the basalt panel. Very impressive folks “the proof is in the pudding” as they say.
Article from PISCES HAWAII newsletter: When PISCES Program Manager Rodrigo Romo realized that basalt fabric -- a material that PISCES is investigating as the source of a new manufacturing industry in Hawaii -- has highly similar properties to fiber glass, he was struck with a [...]
Always ahead of the curve, Star Rods was one of the first manufacturers in the world to create fishing rods using basalt fiber. Basalt fiber used in conjunction with Duratech technology gives Plasma jigging rods the most advanced performance to date. Star Rods Plasma Jigging [...]
With winter approaching we think about skiing and snowboarding. What ride do I want? How to achieve the best response? A number of board makers are turning to basalt fibers and basalt fabrics. With a 25% better flexural modulus basalt boards are not too stiff [...]